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Hi, Pearl. I have a WWII Japanese Katana sword I'd like to get a rough evaluation of its worth. It has 7 crysanthamums and several cherry blossoms on the hilt. Also two attachments ... one looks like it would clip to a belt; the other a soldier on a chain. This is from the Fiji/Guam area.

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This Katana has the leather hilt covering the sting ray (I believe) skin. We removed a wooden peg in the hilt and were able to lower it to find the signature. The entire sword is 37" long. Blade length is 27 3/8". Blade width goes from 1" to 1 3/8". I had an antique dealer look at it. While he said he thought it was of significant value, he didn't know enough about it to make a guess on its worth. I can send pictures.

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